John Betjeman: Reading the Victorians


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John Betjeman was undoubtedly the most popular Poet Laureate since Tennyson. But beneath the thoroughly modern window on Britain that he opened during his lifetime lay the influence of his nineteenth-century forebears. This book explores his identity through such Victorianism via the verse of that period, but also its architecture, religious faith and -- more importantly -- religious doubt. It was, nevertheless, a process which took time. In the 1930s Betjeman's work was tinted with modernism and traditionalism. He found ...

John Betjeman: Reading the Victorians 2012, Sussex Academic Press, Brighton

ISBN-13: 9781845195342


John Betjeman: Reading the Victorians 2008, Sussex Academic Press

ISBN-13: 9781845192716